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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Fairlight

Code SSC10866 (SSC)
People 5,489
Male 2,634
Female 2,855
Median age 37
Families 1,526
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 2,650
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $2,213
Median monthly mortgage repayments $3,000
Median weekly rent $505
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 5,489 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,634 48.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,855 52.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 13 0.2 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,489 people in Fairlight (State Suburbs) of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 464 8.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 273 5.0 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 210 3.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 206 3.8 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 251 4.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 404 7.4 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 587 10.7 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 618 11.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 461 8.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 367 6.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 355 6.5 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 280 5.1 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 289 5.3 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 240 4.4 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 165 3.0 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 103 1.9 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 112 2.0 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 107 1.9 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Fairlight (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,154 47.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 104 2.3 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 412 9.1 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 202 4.4 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,676 36.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Fairlight (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 47.4% were married and 11.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Fairlight (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,011 48.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 579 14.0 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,556 37.5 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Fairlight (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Fairlight (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 116 8.5 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 267 19.6 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 40 2.9 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 35 2.6 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 93 6.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 79 5.8 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 53 3.9 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 98 7.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 253 18.6 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 52 3.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 274 20.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,360 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Fairlight (State Suburbs) 24.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.2% were in primary school, 16.6% in secondary school and 25.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 3,452 62.9 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,089 40.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 476 9.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 352 6.8 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,272 43.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Fairlight (State Suburbs), 43.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 40.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,078 64.4 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 871 27.0 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 175 5.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 104 3.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,228 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,228 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Fairlight (State Suburbs). Of these 64.4% were employed full time, 27.0% were employed part-time and 3.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 312 10.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 287 9.2 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 279 8.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 374 12.0 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,703 54.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Fairlight (State Suburbs), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 54.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Fairlight (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,063 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,629 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,213 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Fairlight (State Suburbs) was $1,063.

Travel to work, top responses Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,563 78.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,362 30.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 476 10.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 996 21.9 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Fairlight (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.0% provided care for children and 10.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,336 29.4 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,417 31.1 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 470 10.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 340 7.5 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Fairlight (State Suburbs), 31.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.5% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 710 46.5 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 626 41.0 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 172 11.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 19 1.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Fairlight (State Suburbs), 41.0% were couple families with children, 46.5% were couple families without children and 11.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Fairlight (State Suburbs) 13.7% of single parents were male and 86.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,966 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,311 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fairlight (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,311 and those without children was $2,966.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 370 27.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 61 4.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 290 21.7 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 204 15.3 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 60 4.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 168 12.6 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 88 6.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 95 7.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Fairlight (State Suburbs), of couple families, 27.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 21.7% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,239 88.5 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 292 11.5 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Fairlight (State Suburbs), 88.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 649 29.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 404 18.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,172 52.3 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 11 0.5 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairlight (State Suburbs), 29.0% were separate houses, 18.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 52.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 236 10.5 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 829 37.1 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 851 38.0 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 298 13.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 23 1.0 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Fairlight (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 10.5% had 1 bedroom, 37.1% had 2 bedrooms and 38.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 723 32.3 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 675 30.2 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 800 35.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 8 0.4 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 31 1.4 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairlight (State Suburbs), 32.3% were owned outright, 30.2% were owned with a mortgage and 35.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,518 67.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 579 25.9 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 142 6.3 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Fairlight (State Suburbs), of all households, 67.8% were family households, 25.9% were single person households and 6.3% were group households.

Household income Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 10.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 28.3 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fairlight (State Suburbs), 10.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 28.3% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 505 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.1 -- 11.6 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 3,000 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.6 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.4 -- 10.5 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
None 212 9.5 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,119 50.0 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 712 31.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 141 6.3 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 52 2.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Fairlight (State Suburbs), 50.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 6.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 10 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 0 0.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 10 100.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 35 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Fairlight (State Suburbs), there were 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 0 (or 0.0%) were male and 10 (or 100.0%) were female. The median age was 35 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,750 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Fairlight (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,750.

Mortgage and rent Fairlight % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,000 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Fairlight (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,000.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data | These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats | For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2011 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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